Online Risks Kicking Off with the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup, known to be the world’s most widely-viewed sporting event, begins this week, on June 11. 

A growing trend seen by online security experts is for scammers to take advantage of the latest breaking news and major worldwide events to distribute malware and con potential victims. And, unfortunately, the World Cup is a prime opportunity for cyber criminals to do just that.

How can you avoid becoming the latest victim?

Lavasoft recently had the opportunity to contribute a guest piece on SearchEngineWatch.com to discuss the most prevalent World Cup-related online risks – including SEO poisoning, targeted phishing attacks, and legitimate sites serving malware – and to give consumers and businesses tips for what to be on the lookout for to safely navigate the Web during the games.

Read the article by Johnny Widerlund, Senior Technologies Director at Lavasoft.